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Solar eclipse 2017: Watch live as the US goes dark - latest news and images
Solar eclipse 2017: Watch live as the US goes dark - latest news and images

 Total solar eclipse to cross US from 6:15pm (BST) to 7:49pm (BST) Partial eclipse will be seen in the UK Solar eclipse enthusiasts descend upon tiny town of Hopkinsville What time is the eclipse, where is it, plus the science behind it How to watch a solar eclipse safely  Will the eclipse cause secret planet 'Nibiru' to destroy Earth next month? Millions of Americans armed with protective glasses are taking positions along a slender ribbon of land cutting diagonally across the United States to marvel at the first total solar eclipse to unfold from coast to coast in nearly a century. After weeks of anticipation, the sight of the moon's shadow passing directly in front of...

Snap is on track for a 6th straight day of gains
Snap is on track for a 6th straight day of gains

Snap seems to finally emerged from the freefall in its stock price that started shortly...

The car-traffic apocalypse of the total solar eclipse has begun
The car-traffic apocalypse of the total solar eclipse has begun

The total solar eclipse of the US is here. As many as 7.4 million Americans may be traveling to...

Oil prices fall after rally encourages profit-taking
Oil prices fall after rally encourages profit-taking

Oil prices fell on Monday as a rally at the end of last week prompted investors to close positions at a higher price, against a backdrop of signs the global market is starting to rebalance. "We are currently seeing some profit-taking after Friday's strong rally ahead of this week's inventory

World shares mostly down ahead of key central banker meeting
World shares mostly down ahead of key central banker meeting

HONG KONG (AP) - Asian stocks were mixed Monday as investors kept a wary eye on joint military drills between U.S. and South Korean forces and awaited a key meeting of central bankers later this week.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost

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China's Great Wall confirms interest in Fiat Chrysler

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Great Wall Motor Co Ltd is interested in bidding for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) , a company official said on Monday, confirming earlier reports that it is pursuing all or part of the owner of brands including Jeep and truckmaker Ram. There has been speculation over Chinese interest in FCA since Automotive News reported last week that an unidentified "well-known Chinese automaker" made an offer earlier this month, triggering a jump in FCA's Milan-listed shares.

Qatar denies blocking Saudi hajj pilgrimage flights
Qatar denies blocking Saudi hajj pilgrimage flights

Qatar on Monday denied it had banned Saudi Arabian flights from landing in the emirate to transport Muslim pilgrims to Mecca, after an accusation by authorities in Riyadh. Saudi Arabian Airlines on Sunday said Qatari authorities had refused to grant a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight, scheduled to transport Qatari hajj pilgrims, permission to land at Hamad International Airport. The flight is one of a select few that will allow Qataris to land in Saudi Arabia, which last week temporarily opened its borders to pilgrims to the Saudi city of Mecca, the most revered site in Islam, more than two months into a diplomatic crisis that has seen Riyadh cut all ties with Qatar and ban its citizens...

Inside the Concerns Over China
Inside the Concerns Over China's Debt Swaps

Aug.20 -- China unveiled guidelines for debt-to-equity swaps in October, part of measures to trim the world's biggest corporate debt loads. Bloomberg's Lianting Tu reports on "Bloomberg Markets."

US warship collides with tanker near Singapore; 10 missing
US warship collides with tanker near Singapore; 10 missing

A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer collided with a tanker early Monday in waters east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca, and at least 10 sailors are missing. The Navy said five others were hurt. ...

Prosecutors: Prof killed boyfriend as part of sexual fantasy
Prosecutors: Prof killed boyfriend as part of sexual fantasy

The fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago was part of a sexual fantasy hatched in an online chatroom between a Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee, whose plan included ...

The best live video feeds streaming the 2017 total solar eclipse
The best live video feeds streaming the 2017 total solar eclipse

The great American total solar eclipse of 2017 is upon us. On Monday, the moon will slip in front...

All the Places to Get Good Deals and Freebies During the Solar Eclipse
All the Places to Get Good Deals and Freebies During the Solar Eclipse

Ice cream, pizza, and doughnuts!

Erasing history?: The debate over Confederate monuments
Erasing history?: The debate over Confederate monuments

ABC News' Martha Raddatz sits down with Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, co-CEO of the American Civil War Museum Christy Coleman, and Charlottesville City Councilor Kristin Szakos to discuss the debate over Confederate monuments.

Goldman Sachs gets approval for Saudi equities trading license
Goldman Sachs gets approval for Saudi equities trading license

DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs received approval on Sunday to trade equities in Saudi Arabia, joining the growing band of western investment banks and fund managers expanding in the kingdom. Western financial institutions have been looking to tap new opportunities in Saudi Arabia since the government unveiled plans for oil giant Saudi Aramco's $100 billion initial public offering and introduced reforms to attract foreign capital as part of moves to reduce the economy's dependence on oil. Goldman, which has been operating in the kingdom since 2009 as an agent and underwriter, applied to the Saudi Capital Market Authority (CMA) for a license to trade equities, sources told Reuters...

'Mother of Satan' TATP found in Spain bomb factory

Traces of the easy-to-make but deadly explosive TATP -- known as the "mother of Satan" -- have been found in a house where the alleged attackers in the twin assaults in Spain were believed to be building bombs, police said Sunday. Used by jihadists everywhere from Paris and Brussels to the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, the dangerously unstable TATP has become the explosive of choice for the Islamic State group, which claimed the attacks in Barcelona and the seaside resort of Cambrils. Investigators uncovered ingredients of the explosive at a house in the town of Alcanar, around 200 kilometres (120 miles) south of Barcelona, believed to be the terror cell's bomb-making factory.

The solar eclipse will make cities as dark as other planets and moons - see which world you
The solar eclipse will make cities as dark as other planets and moons - see which world you'll be 'standing' on

The moon is going to inch its way in front of the sun on August 21 and cast a moving, uneven...

Little-Known Qatari Sheikh Embraced by Saudi in Surprise Move
Little-Known Qatari Sheikh Embraced by Saudi in Surprise Move

A little-known Qatari sheikh has been thrust into the limelight as a Saudi Arabia-led bloc tries to wring concessions from his nation to end the political feud dividing the Persian Gulf.

Investors Pulling Back From Gundlach
Investors Pulling Back From Gundlach's Biggest Fund, WSJ Says

Jeffrey Gundlach's DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund has been shrinking as some customers leave, the Wall Street Journal said Sunday.

Accused of assault in S.Africa, Zimbabwe
Accused of assault in S.Africa, Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe flies home

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe flew home from South Africa on Sunday, state media said, ending a week of confusion over her whereabouts after she allegedly assaulted a model. Mugabe, who had been sought by police for allegedly attacking the 20-year-old model at a Johannesburg hotel, was granted diplomatic immunity in the case by South Africa's foreign minister on Saturday. "The minister has made the determination that the conferring of diplomatic immunity is warranted in this particular instance," the ministry said Sunday, citing a need "to maintain good inter-governmental relations" in the region.

Iraq launches battle for Tal Afar, IS bastion near Mosul
Iraq launches battle for Tal Afar, IS bastion near Mosul

Iraqi forces on Sunday pounded the Islamic State group in Tal Afar, one of its last bastions in the country, in a new assault just weeks after ousting IS from second city Mosul. Once a key IS supply hub between Mosul -- around 70 kilometres (45 miles) further east -- and the Syrian border, Tal Afar is the last major population centre in northern Iraq under jihadist control. Weeks after recapturing Mosul in a major blow to the jihadists, convoys of Iraqi forces around Tal Afar began pounding IS positions from three sides at dawn Sunday.

French designer in costly dispute over Pitt-Jolie chateau
French designer in costly dispute over Pitt-Jolie chateau

PARIS (AP) - A French lighting designer has won a $600,000 court ruling in a dispute with Brad Pitt over the re-design of the chateau in Provence that he and Angelina Jolie shared. But designer Odile Soudant isn't stopping there.

100 gas tanks: Extremists in Spain planned massive attack
100 gas tanks: Extremists in Spain planned massive attack

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Police put up scores of roadblocks across northeast Spain on Sunday in hopes of capturing a fugitive suspect from the 12-member Islamic extremist cell that staged two vehicle attacks and plotted much deadlier carnage using explosives favored by Islamic State militants.

Travis Kalanick lasted in his role for 6.5 years - five times longer than the average Uber employee
Travis Kalanick lasted in his role for 6.5 years - five times longer than the average Uber employee

(Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick lasted in his role for 6.5 years - five times as long as the average Uber employee.Thomson Reuters) Despite the high pay and jaw-dropping perks found across the tech industry, giants like Amazon and Apple can't avoid

The Latest: No ID yet for bodies at attack cell hub in Spain
The Latest: No ID yet for bodies at attack cell hub in Spain

The Latest on the two vehicle attacks in Barcelona and the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils (all times local): 2 p.m. Spanish authorities say they have been unable to identify the remains in at a house ...

US Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis found 18,000 feet deep in Pacific Ocean
US Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis found 18,000 feet deep in Pacific Ocean

Researchers have found the wreckage of the US warship Indianapolis, which was sunk by a Japanese torpedo in the final days of World War Two, more than 18,000 feet (5.5 kilometres) below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, the Navy said on Saturday. USS Indianapolis Credit: The Telegraph/AP The cruiser was returning from its mission to deliver components for the atomic bomb that would soon be dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima when it was fired upon in the North Pacific Ocean by a Japanese submarine on July 30, 1945. It sunk in 12 minutes, according to the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington. No distress signal was sent. About 800 of the 1,196 crew members aboard survived...

Australian courts order ISPs to block 59 pirate websites
Australian courts order ISPs to block 59 pirate websites

Australian authorities will make it much harder to keep up with the latest on Game of Thrones.

Blockchain Tech Could Disrupt The Oil Industry

Blockchain technology, a new revelation in the digital world, may be just what the oil industry needs to increase transparency, facilitate trading, and stabilize oil prices

Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.

The Latest: Gov. takes case from non-death-penalty lawyer

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on police officers shot in Florida (all times local):

Colleges grappling with balancing free speech, campus safety
Colleges grappling with balancing free speech, campus safety

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - When Carl Valentine dropped off his daughter at the University of Virginia, he had some important advice for the college freshman: Don't forget that you are a minority.

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VW's electric microbus will become a reality in 2022

When Volkswagen unveiled the ID Buzz, the assumption was that it would meet the same fate as many concept cars: it'd look good at an auto show, and promptly disappear when cold economic realities set in.

Unwavering Trump voters say they will not miss Steve Bannon
Unwavering Trump voters say they will not miss Steve Bannon

By Robert Chiarito CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's firing has been met with a collective shrug by some of President Donald Trump's most committed supporters who argue the controversial nationalist became an obstacle to the administration's agenda. In interviews in multiple cities this weekend, Americans who voted for Trump said Bannon's departure on Friday was the removal of an unnecessary distraction for the Trump presidency, while others saw his role as largely inconsequential and possibly overblown. Many expected Trump to stay the course without him.

Trump Phoenix rally to highlight feisty feud with senator
Trump Phoenix rally to highlight feisty feud with senator

PHOENIX (AP) - When President Donald Trump takes the stage this week at a rally in Arizona, the state's junior senator will be nowhere to be seen. But Trump is likely to save some choice words for Sen. Jeff Flake.

FBI employee survey contradicts Trump
FBI employee survey contradicts Trump's claim that the agency had lost trust in James Comey

The FBI released employee survey data earlier this week after employees were questioned about how...

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Here's exactly how much of the solar eclipse you'll see where you live

On August 21st, the US is getting a total solar eclipse - when the moon crosses...

How a US military victory could reap a dividend worth at least $3 trillion
How a US military victory could reap a dividend worth at least $3 trillion

As President Donald Trump gets "very close" to a strategy to turn the tide of Afghanistan's conflict, there's more at stake than just military victory.

Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue
Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue

Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy. The university said it removed the carved limestone ...

GOP doubts and anxieties about Trump burst into the open
GOP doubts and anxieties about Trump burst into the open

President Donald Trump's racially fraught comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally have thrust into the open some Republicans' deeply held doubts about his competency and temperament, in an extraordinary ...

Large-scale Russian military exercises in Belarus feared to be set-up for Putin
Large-scale Russian military exercises in Belarus feared to be set-up for Putin's next conquest

There are growing concerns large-scale war games planned next month by Russia with its neighbor Belarus could be a cover for something more sinister.

Manhunt Underway for Barcelona Van Attack Suspect
Manhunt Underway for Barcelona Van Attack Suspect

Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub is believed to have been driving the van that struck tourists on Las Ramblas.

There are only 3 things you need to focus on if you want to retire early
There are only 3 things you need to focus on if you want to retire early

Many people want to retire early, but few are taking the steps to get there. Early retirement...

Asian woman who quit Google:
Asian woman who quit Google: 'The culture there is really discouraging'

Despite its diversity training, Google has hardly moved the needle when it comes to hiring more...

President Trump Cedes Moral Leadership To Big Business
President Trump Cedes Moral Leadership To Big Business

A deadly attack by an avowed white supremacist shocked the nation.

Eight Injured in Knife Attack In Russian City, Attacker Shot Dead By Police
Eight Injured in Knife Attack In Russian City, Attacker Shot Dead By Police

Two victims were reported to be in a serious condition.

Violence erupts between white nationalists, counterprotestors in Charlottesville: Part 5
Violence erupts between white nationalists, counterprotestors in Charlottesville: Part 5

White nationalists had gathered in the Virginia city to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

'We still have a huge movement': Steve Bannon offers some predictions on the future of the Trump administration

Steve Bannon, who stepped down as White House chief strategist on Friday, said the Trump...

Canada struggles with refugee surge from US
Canada struggles with refugee surge from US

Soldiers busily assemble tents with wooden floors, lighting and heating in Canada's Quebec province near the US border to temporarily house a surge in asylum seekers from the United States. Children run between rows and rows of the military green tents as their parents line up to speak with immigration officials and file refugee claims. Most of the new arrivals are Haitians who face expulsion from the United States at the end of the year.

Bannon leaves White House -- but vows to fight on for Trump
Bannon leaves White House -- but vows to fight on for Trump

Donald Trump parted ways with his controversial chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday as the White House reeled from the fallout over the president's much-criticized response to a violent white supremacist rally. "If there's any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I'm leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents -- on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America," the hero of the so-called "alt right" told Bloomberg News within hours of leaving the White House. Bannon's departure amounts to a nod to members of Trump's government and Republican Party who grew increasingly frustrated with the anti-establishment firebrand.

Soothing the nation? Trump struggles like no other president
Soothing the nation? Trump struggles like no other president

For Susan Bro, mother of the woman killed at a rally organized by white supremacists, the president of the United States can offer no healing words. She says the White House repeatedly tried to reach out ...

Billionaire Carl Icahn is reportedly in
Billionaire Carl Icahn is reportedly in 'legal jeopardy' for trying to influence Trump policy

Hours after billionaire investor Carl Icahn said he would no longer be advising President Trump...

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